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    Reds minor leaguers who became free agents

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    Cincinnati Reds (14)
    Righthanders: Rick Asadoorian, Carlos Bohorquez, Dan Denham, Steven Kelly, Elizardo Ramirez, Dushan Ruzic
    Catchers: Jean Boscan, Miguel Perez
    First baseman: Jesse Gutierrez
    Shortstops: Jeff Bannon, Caonabo Cosme, Aaron Herr, Anderson Machado
    Outfielder: Marland Williams

    If they let Asadoorian or Perez get away, it will be a mistake in my opinion.

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    Re: Reds minor leaguers who became free agents

    I'd like to see Lizard stick around as well. He is still relatively young and coming off an injury plagued year.

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    Re: Reds minor leaguers who became free agents

    I have no problem at all keeping Ramirez either. I think the other two guys could be picked up very quickly though if the Reds don't get them inked quickly.

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    Re: Reds minor leaguers who became free agents

    EZ and Perez should be gotten back. Both have a possible future, and I don't want that future to be with another team. Other than that there are no real big losses here. It wouldn't ruin the Reds to lose these guys. Major League talent should be their first target.
    If you can't build a winning team with that core a fire-sale isn't the solution. Selling the franchise, moving them to Nashville and converting GABP into a used car lot is.
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    I guess I'm not sure I understand the process here. Was the only way to avoid this to add all three to the 40 man roster? Wasn't EZ already on that? Seems a mistake to me to lose any of these three. I'm assuming the move is just to let this happen, renegotiate and re-sign[?]

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    Re: Reds minor leaguers who became free agents

    I'm assuming there is some period of time after season where Reds can still add them. I agree, Asaadorian and Perez should stay.
    The lowest acceptable payroll amount for ownership to show they are not greedy pigs is 15 million more than they are currently paying. No matter what that currently is.

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    Re: Reds minor leaguers who became free agents

    Are the Reds at risk at all of losing Carlos Guevara in the Minor League Rule 5 draft?

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    Re: Reds minor leaguers who became free agents

    Quote Originally Posted by klw View Post
    Are the Reds at risk at all of losing Carlos Guevara in the Minor League Rule 5 draft?
    Yes, they are (unless he's added to the 40-man roster).

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    Re: Reds minor leaguers who became free agents

    Quote Originally Posted by camisadelgolf View Post
    Yes, they are (unless he's added to the 40-man roster).
    I'm pretty sure he will be added though. It would be stupid to let a talent like him go, when pitching is your top priority.
    If you can't build a winning team with that core a fire-sale isn't the solution. Selling the franchise, moving them to Nashville and converting GABP into a used car lot is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoReds33 View Post
    I'm pretty sure he will be added though. It would be stupid to let a talent like him go, when pitching is your top priority.
    I agree completely. Even if the Reds think he has no chance at being a successful MLB pitcher, he could at least be very valuable in a trade.

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    Re: Reds minor leaguers who became free agents

    Asadoorian has been nabbed by the Dodgers. Too bad, I liked what I saw of him his first full year as a pitcher.

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    Re: Reds minor leaguers who became free agents

    I don't understand why you invest time and money on a guy and then let him get away. I'd think you would have to consider his past season a success considering he competed fairly well in AA. Maybe it was just Asadoorian finding a better situation for himself, but it would have been nice if he had re-signed.

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    Re: Reds minor leaguers who became free agents

    I'd have liked to see us hang on to Asadoorian as well as Perez and EZ, but there are only so many minor league opportunities and you've got to make some judgments about who needs the spots most and how fast people can come along. I suspect it was a combination of those things in Asadoorian's case. That said, Krivsky has been remarkably willing to either lose or pass on potential relief pitching: Medlock, Guevara, F. Hernandez (taken after us in the Rule 5 draft by Oakland), Asadoorian. He should be held accountable for this if the judgments turn out to be bad.

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    Re: Reds minor leaguers who became free agents

    So, in 4 months.

    Medlock...for a 1 month rental of Jorge Cantu.
    Guevara.....give away
    Asadoorian....give away

    For an organization so desperate that they pay out the wazoo for the likes of Rheal Cormier and Mike Stanton, make a trade for a Gary Majewski, let Victor Santos wear a uniform and generally make a habit of crying about lack of middle relief help, you gotta wonder what they are thinking.

    But at least they got Sergio Valenzuela. Sweetness.
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    Re: Reds minor leaguers who became free agents

    Quote Originally Posted by BuckeyeRedleg View Post
    So, in 4 months.

    Medlock...for a 1 month rental of Jorge Cantu.
    Guevara.....give away
    Asadoorian....give away

    For an organization so desperate that they pay out the wazoo for the likes of Rheal Cormier and Mike Stanton, make a trade for a Gary Majewski, let Victor Santos wear a uniform and generally make a habit of crying about lack of middle relief help, you gotta wonder what they are thinking.

    But at least they got Sergio Valenzuela. Sweetness.
    I'm nitpicking just to nitpick, but I think the Medlock trade was over four months ago. The point's the same, though. Plus they also just released Brad Salmon. Still, they've acquired Francisco Cordero and Justin James. Only time will tell, but I don't think Medlock, Guevara, nor Asadoorian will be anywhere near the answer Cordero will be.


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